Christmas Events With The Kids


The festive season is fast approaching, and Christmas is not Christmas without family. We found some lovely festive events where you can get your fill of Christmas wonderlands, jolly Santa and lots of prezzies.

Christmas Events With Kids

Bryanston Organic & Natural Moonlight Market

  • Date: Every Tuesday night from 19 November 2019 – 17 December 2019.
  • Venue: 40 Culross Road (off Main Road), Bryanston.
  • More Info: Visit their website or follow them on Facebook for more information.

The Bryanston Organic & Natural Market invites the whole family to experience the wonder of Christmas at their Moonlight Market. The young ones will be delighted by the theatre show, the Jesting Juggler, the puppet show, Christmas carols and Sergio’s Magic Show. Older children will be entertained with the range of activities, including candle making, fairy crafting and bead and wire crafting. Share the magic of Christmas at this joyous market.

Majestic Christmas Night Market

  • Date: Friday, 29 November 2019
  • Venue: Simply Majestic Restaurant, 90 Webber Road, Lambton, Germiston.
  • More Info: Click here for more information. 

This festive market brings fun for the whole family. Visitors can expect a magical night filled with comforting drinks, song and dance. The market will host a range of activities with reptile viewing, bonfires, live musical performances and food stalls, among the many other activities. This is bound to be a majestic night out for the whole family.

Christmas Carols Under The Stars

  • Date: Friday, 29 November 2019 – Saturday, 30 November 2019
  • Venue: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Malcolm Road, Roodepoort
  • More Info: Follow them on Facebook for more information

Take the kids to the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens for the 5th annual Christmas Carols Under The Stars. Apart from the amazing melodies, the event will offer a Christmas market, food and drinks, arts and crafts, Christmas gifts and loads of kiddie entertainment to keep the little ones occupied. 

4th Annual East Rand Christmas Market

  • Date: Saturday, 30 November 2019 – Sunday, 01 December 2019
  • Venue: East Rand Crafters Market, 49 Aerodrome Drive, Benoni
  • More Info: Visit their Facebook page for more information

The East Rand Crafters Market invite you and your family to their 4th Annual Christmas Market. Join in for over 100 stalls, singers, a food festival, gifts, a mini golf course, games, face painting, colouring and sand art, inflatables and a treasure hunt. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be a special visit from Santa and his special elf. Pets are welcome too. 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town Christmas Spectacular

  • Date: Thursday, 05 December 2019 – Sunday, 05 January 2020
  • Venue: Pieter Toerien Main Theatre at Montecasino, 1 Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways
  • More Info: Visit their website for further details

Stop by at the Pieter Toerien Theatre for a majestic spectacular for the whole family. Young and old will be wowed by the enchanting performance of Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire, Winter Wonderland, White Christmas and many other holiday classics. The kids will be delighted by visits from Mr and Mrs Claus, Frosty The Snowman, Elves and Santa’s favourite reindeer. 

Garden Of Lights

  • Date: Friday, 29 November 2019 – Sunday, 05 January 2020
  • Venue: Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park
  • More Info: Visit their website for more information

Emperors Palace will once again host their Garden Of Lights. Watch as the Palace’s gardens are transformed into a Christmas wonderland. Children will get a chance to meet Santa, explore The Mystic Castle, Magic Sweet Shop and Santa’s Workshop and have a blast at the Funfair. Please note: bookings are essential and the event is weather dependent. 

Sandton City’s Christmas Village

  • Date: Wednesday, 04 December 2019 – Monday, 09 December 2019
  • Venue: Sandton City Shopping Centre, Rivonia Road, Sandton
  • More Info: Visit their website or Facebook page for more information

This year, the annual Christmas Village has moved from Montecasino, to Sandton City. Pack up the kids and join them for their African inspired Christmas Village.The village will feature daily Christmas carols and an outdoor family movie on the big screen. Snack on delicious cinnamon treats while browsing through the 70 festive stalls. Or take your annual family Christmas photo in front of the 6m tall Christmas tree.

Santa’s World Of Wonder

  • Date: Thursday, 05 December 2019 – Sunday, 05 January 2020
  • Venue: Cradlestone Mall, Hendrik Potgieter Road, Furrow Road, Krugersdorp
  • More Info: For more information, visit their website or Facebook page

Santa’s World Of Wonder, at Cradlestone Mall, is not to be missed! Kids will get the chance to meet jolly Santa Claus in person. Alternatively, they can drop off their letters to Father Christmas at Santa’s Post Office. Get their creative juices flowing at the Bauble Factory, enjoy the enchanting scents while baking gingerbread men, have a blast at Toy Town or spend hours enjoying the giant inflatable polar bear!

Sylvia’s Christmas Market Under The Stars

  • Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
  • Venue: Sylvia’s Market, 59 Frederick Street, Observatory, Johannesburg
  • More Info: For more information, follow them on Facebook

Stop by at Sylvia’s Christmas Market Under The Stars for a festive treat for the whole family. Designed with the kids in mind, this market will offer carnival games and a bunny hop night time experience for the little ones. Then the whole family can sit back and enjoy the supervised movie screenings. If that wasn’t enough, kids will also get their chance to give their secret wish list to Santa himself.

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